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Publishers Letter

Publishers Letter

Nancy DeMarco considers how geography and operating expenses control the fates of base oil refineries.

Need to Know

Need to Know

Tom Glenn foresees rerefined motor oils moving from niche to mainstream.

Product News

Product News

Snyder Lets IBCs Out of Their CageAs a manufacturer of intermediate bulk containers, Snyder Industries has long been awa …

PlacesnFaces

PlacesnFaces

Calumet Buys Bel-RayCalumet Specialty Products Partners last month acquired Bel-Ray Co., the privately held Wall, N.J.-b …

Advertiser Index

Advertiser Index

Acme-Hardesty … 59Afton Chemical … 34-35, Inside Back CoverAmtecol … 48Biederman Enterprises … 41BRB Internation …

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

U.S. Army Was First!Dear LubesnGreases,Novembers Automotive column Synthetics: Origin of the Species certainly was most …

Your Business

Your Business

Jack Goodhue reminds that learning doesnt stop at the school door.

Briefly Noted

Briefly Noted

Sea-Land Chemical elected Don Smith as chairman of the board, succeeding Jim Hanesworth, who retired and will remain on …

Middle East Auto Sector Set to Expand

Middle East Auto Sector Set to Expand

Middle East and Persian Gulf countries have traditionally been low consumers of high-quality engine oils. But that may b …

Lubricants Sweeten Sour Gas

Lubricants Sweeten Sour Gas

Lubricants in engines burning biogas are more stressed than oils in engines running on natural gas. The additional stres …

Publishers Letter

Publishers Letter

Nancy DeMarco describes the characteristics of world champion blenders.

Base Oil Report

Base Oil Report

David Wedlock speculates about the future of base oil interchange protocols.

Marketing Matters

Marketing Matters

Ray Masson forecasts the prospects for surviving Group I suppliers.

Last Word

Last Word

Dick Beercheck describes infrastructure projects in Africa and the ramifications for the lubricants industry.

Newsmakers

Newsmakers

UAE Loves Lubes The United Arab Emirates offer a warm welcome to the lubricant and base oil industries, and will move fa …

Advertisers Index

Advertisers Index

Afton Chemical …………………………………………………………….5, 18-19 Argus European Base Oils M …

Briefly Noted

Briefly Noted

ExxonMobil Aviationheld a ground breaking ceremony in Port Allen, La., for its blending and packaging center for synthet …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Calumet will have a turnaround at its Shreveport, La., base oil plant starting in early March. On the pale oil side, San …